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Brazil: Further Information on Fear for Safety.

, Index number: AMR 19/007/2003

Amnesty International is seriously concerned for the safety of Xavante indigenous people living in the Sangradouro territory in Primavera do Leste, Mato Grosso state, following the disappearance of 72-year-old Xavante Indian, Joaquim Maredezuro. Tension between Xavante indians and landowners in the region has reached critical levels, and Amnesty International has received information that young Xavante men are on a "war footing".

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